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Auto dealers aren’t required by law to fix safety defects before selling a car. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)

(Bloomberg) — General Motors Co. and two car dealers settled U.S. claims that they touted rigorous inspection of used cars, yet were selling vehicles that had been subject to safety recalls and hadn’t been repaired.

GM marketed used cars at local dealerships that had open recalls for defects related to ignition switches, power steering, braking and airbag deployment without disclosing the problems, the Federal Trade Commission said in a statement Thursday.

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